No matter where you look, the news is the same--guns are flying off the shelves, bulk ammo can´t be found, and applications for concealed permits are going up, up, up. In short, Americans have weighed in on the gun debate and the winners are the right to keep and bear arms and the duty of self-defense. Just look at Florida, the state in which the huge national push for concealed carry began in earnest in the late 1980s. In 2012, in the Sunshine State, the number of background checks for gun purchases was 797,970. Which is 200,000 higher
It will be interesting to see how Obama and his ilk deal with the mass civil disobedience that is sure to come from this overreach should it somehow pass. Pat Buchanan said that there might be a ´revolution´ if some of these draconian measures are approved in the House and Senate. Where I live in the South all I can say to the grabbers is ´good luck!
Yesterday at the Wal-Mart I frequent, the sales guy in the gun section told me and a few others they had received a shipment of ammunition that morning. More than 20 boxes of .223 were sold in less than 2 hours. I and one other guy bought the last two 1000 round boxes of .22 LR. Everything else was sold out.
Later that evening at an Academy, the sales guy told us he had no idea when any new firearms were coming in. He said they don´t even bother bringing them out and putting them in the racks anymore. They also don´t even bother trying to stock the shelves with ammunition. Instead leaving it in carts in the aisle. It sells out in no time.
I wasn´t really looking to buy another firearm. It´s just interesting to go to these places and hear about what´s going on.
The gun grab they´re hoping for will never happen. I don´t care how many rounds of hollow point ammunition they have, it ain´t gonna work.
Caesar 0bama better wake up. Ol´ Wormtongue Val-Jar is leading you down a bad path. It would be best to just give up on this folly. You will never win this.
Until I can figure out how to get us out, I currently live in California, which means, there is no way on God´s green earth I would ever buy a gun in this state.
If I were to buy a gun, which, of course, I´d never do, because they are dangerous and Feinstein wouldn´t like it, I´d ask my nephew, who lives in Oregon to buy it, then drive it back across the border. That is, if I were going to buy one. Which, of course, I´d never do. /soff
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